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Jersey City Writers is a community of dedicated scribes who seek to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. We inspire and support each other to be the best writers we can be in a fun and open social setting.

All genres are welcome. We encourage you to finish your play, your novel or your short story. Stop by and bond with other writers who understand the complicated, yet satisfying process of creating something from nothing.

If you are a local writer seeking inspiration, support and accountabilityโ€ฆcome join us!

Don't forget to check us out at http://jerseycitywriters.org/

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JCW ONLINE: Thursday Workshop

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In Writers Workshop, we critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment.

To submit, you must attend at least one workshop. You can sign up in advance with the meeting moderator. Submissions should be 5-6 pages in length, 12 point type, and submitted three days before the meeting. We keep feedback constructive and positive.

If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines:
https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-give-constructive-feedback-on-writing/

JCW ONLINE Monday Morning Motivation

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๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:

๐–ธ๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—‹ ๐–ป๐—ˆ๐–ฝ๐—’ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—’๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—‹ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—Œ๐— ๐–พ๐—Œ๐—Œ๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐—‚๐–บ๐—… ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—„ ๐—Œ๐—‰๐–บ๐–ผ๐–พ๐—Œ. ๐–ฒ๐—๐–บ๐—‹๐— ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐–พ๐–พ๐—„ ๐—๐—‚๐—๐— ๐—๐—๐—‚๐—Œ ๐Ÿจ5-๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—Ž๐—๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—„๐—Œ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‰ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐—€๐–พ๐—s ๐—’๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—‹ ๐—‰๐—๐—’๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ผ๐–บ๐—… ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐–บ๐—… ๐—†๐—Ž๐—Œ๐–ผ๐—…๐–พ๐—Œ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€.

7:00 โ€ข login, ๐—€๐—‹๐–พ๐–พ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€๐—Œ
7:15 โ€ข ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐–พ๐—๐–ผ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€
7:35 โ€ข ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿข-๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—Ž๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—‚๐—…๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐—๐—‹๐—‚๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—Œ๐—‰๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—
8:05 โ€ข done!

โ€ข ๐–ญ๐—ˆ ๐—Œ๐—‰๐–พ๐–ผ๐—‚๐–บ๐—… ๐–พ๐—Š๐—Ž๐—‚๐—‰๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐–ผ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—‡๐–พ๐–พ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—€๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐—…๐–พ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐–พ๐—๐–ผ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€.
โ€ข ๐–ญ๐—ˆ ๐—๐–บ๐—…๐—„๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐–ฝ๐—Ž๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿข-๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—Ž๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—‰๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—.
โ€ข ๐–ฏ๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐–ผ๐—‚๐—‰๐–บ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ ๐—๐—‚๐—…๐—… ๐–ป๐–พ ๐—†๐—Ž๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—†๐—‚๐—“๐–พ ๐–ป๐–บ๐–ผ๐—„๐—€๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—‚๐—Œ๐–พ.
โ€ข ๐–ฅ๐–พ๐–พ๐—… ๐–ฟ๐—‹๐–พ๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐–พ๐—‘๐— ๐–ฟ๐–พ๐–บ๐—๐—Ž๐—‹๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‡๐—’๐—๐—‚๐—†๐–พ.
โ€ข ๐–ฏ๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐—Œ๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‹๐—‹๐—‚๐—๐–พ ๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐—๐—‚๐—†๐–พ.
โ€ข ๐–จ๐–ฟ ๐—’๐—ˆ๐—Ž ๐—†๐—Ž๐—Œ๐— ๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐—๐–พ ๐–พ๐–บ๐—‹๐—…๐—’, ๐—‰๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐—Œ๐–พ ๐—€๐—ˆ ๐—‚๐—‡ ๐—Œ๐—‚๐—…๐–พ๐—‡๐–ผ๐–พ; ๐—’๐—ˆ๐—Ž ๐—†๐–บ๐—’ ๐—Œ๐–บ๐—’ ๐—€๐—ˆ๐—ˆ๐–ฝ๐–ป๐—’๐–พ ๐—๐—‚๐–บ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐–พ๐—‘๐— ๐–ฟ๐–พ๐–บ๐—๐—Ž๐—‹๐–พ.

Nancy Mรฉndez-Booth is a Jersey City-based writer/editor, educator, and performer. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Poets & Writers and Salon, and she has performed at venues including Cornelia Street Cafe and The Moth. (Select performances can be viewed on YouTube.) Nancy's athletic experience includes a 20+ year yoga practice, eight-time marathon finisher, collegiate rower, cycling, and swimming. Follow her on social media (@nmenbooth Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn; Nancy Mendez-Booth Facebook author page), visit nancymendezbooth.com, and contact her at [masked] for information on academic tutoring, writing coaching, workshops and presentations, and writing/editing services.

๐‰๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฒ ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ is a community where writers interact to develop and explore their craft. JCWโ€™s programming -- now 100% online -- includes dozens of monthly events such as workshops, writing marathons, and live readings. To learn more about the JCW community, drop us a line at [masked] so you can receive ๐‘บ๐‘ฏ๐‘ถ๐‘น๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ซ, our weekly newsletter.

JCW ONLINE: TUESDAY PROMPTS

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This sessions theme TBA

๐ด ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. ๐ผ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ.

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JCW ONLINE: Plum's Poetry

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Calling all poets! This workshop begins with critiques of two poems, each by an author who signed up ahead of time. The workshop ends, if time permits, with a 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot).

Please note that if you have never attended Jersey Plums before, you must attend at least once before you may schedule a poem for critique. To get on the schedule, please speak to a moderator at the workshop.

While critiquing poems, we will mind our Pโ€™s and Qโ€™s by first discussing what works in the poem, and then asking questions for clarity, understanding, and figuring out how the poem can be stronger or improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive.

Please reach out to David, the event organizer, on meetup if you have questions.

*NOTE* The workshop begins with an explicit framing of expectations about how to participate in the workshop. New members will not be admitted after the opening of the workshop has concluded, so please be prompt.

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